We’ve all heard the quote before:
The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions ~Samuel Johnson
There are many instances where people had the best intentions but ended up either directly or indirectly creating something disastrous in the end.
Fritz Haber was a Nobel Prize winning Jewish scientist who created an insecticide called Zyklon B.
It became the preferred method of execution in gas chambers during the Holocaust.
Richard Jordan Gatling noticed the majority of dead from the American Civil War died of illness, rather than gunshots. He invented the Gatling Gun so that “exposure to battle and disease would be greatly diminished.”
The Gatling Gun helped expand European colonial empires against natives armed with primitive weapons.
Joseph Wilbrand was a German chemist who discovered trinitrotoluene in 1863 for use as a yellow dye.
Better known as TNT, it was adopted as an explosive for World War I, World War II and is still in military use today.
Anton Köllisch developed methylenedioxymethamphetamine as a by-product of research for a drug to combat abnormal bleeding.
It later became better known as Ecstasy that MDMA labeled as one of the top four illegal drugs because it was killing numerous people.
So, here’s my question…
Ultimately, if someone is doing something wrong and you indirectly contribute, are you guilty by association?